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and shakers of the united states of america. that is why i am here. that is why i am doing this luncheon. i feel like -- the gratitude is out of this world right now for having me do this. it really quick, i want to thank everybody for this honor. i want to thank you for inviting me to speak. the recorders of the industry and all of the change agents, you, the press, has a very special responsibility, and that is to be a mirror for us to see ourselves, our community, our country, and the rest of the world, and a truly respect the rule that you play in our system. i am sure that many of you are asking why would i want to speak at the national press club in washington, d.c., and why would they invite me? i make my living by stringing together verses or playing a part in some movie or television series that you may all have seen, "law and order," by the way. what would ludacris have to say? what would i have to say about leadership? i am going to say a lot of different things, so take what i say a word for word. you wonder if i plan to run for office, maybe for president in 2012. you do not ha
of the united states to take a look at your antitrust exemption. york $8 billion organization has not taken seriously responsibility to the players. a fact of the matter is, if yes, people want to play. they are going to be injured and we know that no matter what kind of helmet you build, no matter what kind of equipment that you have, it is a dangerous sport. people are going to be injured. the only question is, what you going to do -- are you going to pay the injured player and their family for the injuries that they have received and how can you be a multi-billion operation? se profits, but i think the responsibility of this congress is to take a look at that anti--trust exemption that you have. in my estimation, take it away. i yield back the balance of my time. >> i thank the gentlewoman for her modest suggestions. [laughter] the chair recognizes howard from north carolina. >> thank you, mr. chairman. what does the alumni association have to say to active pro, college and high school players about the importance of early and completely presenting to team physicians any sims that may ha
, the president should be aware the jobs people are worried about in the united states are getting people back to work. we have 15 million people out of work. our priorities are skewed here. we have things to take care of her at home. why are we worrying about afghanistan? it really raises questions about the extent of the pentagon's influence on the administration. >> why do you think the president is doing it? many people thought the president came from the same side of the tracks that you're on, generally speaking, in terms of the limits of u.s. power in the world and the need to rejoin the world community and not to be hawkish. what do you make of his decision? why do you think he moved that direction? >> well, i think it's going to be a tough one to defend. and you're right about the -- we've seen the limits of u.s. coercion, and this government in afghanistan is a corrupt government. everyone knows that. sooner or later, the kind of consensus government which afghanistan has had historically is going to have to be reinstituted so people in afghanistan will have control over their own des
, and because the united states started the battle in muslim countries. has sn accused of shooting and killing 13 people at ft. hood. s he is still in the hospital. >>> and president obama is in china. china financed massive sums of u.s. debt. part of the president's talks may include assurances those investments are safe. the president held a town hall meeting with college students in shanghai where he push for greater freedoming in china. >> we do not seek to impose any system of government on any other nation, but we also don't believe that the principles that we stand for are unique to our nation. these freedoms are expression and worship, are access to information and political participation, we believe, are universal rights and should be available to all people, including ethnic and religious minorities, whether they are in the united states, china or any nation. >> president obama will also visit china's great wall today. >>> and the obama administration says people trying to politicize the president's vow to japan's emperor and every pris are way, way off base. president obama greeted
% below 2005 levels as the target. host:: ñ were other countries waiting to hear from the united states? guest: absolutely, turn it came out the day after. they had been clearly waiting. -- china came out the day after. they had been clearly waiting. host: what are the5 sticking points in the negotiation? guest: there are two things. what is the target that was set last week. the other is the financing. there was an agreement with developing companies that would take actions in return for financing from the wealthier nations. we have taken care of the target. we have stepped up with the target and now we need to step up on the financing side. host: it was stated last week, president obama has set goals to reduce emissions and you were quoted as saying that the president is walking a nice edge. can you expand on that? guest: he is in a very narrow space. on the one hand, he had to take a stand that would encourage india and china that we would, in fact, take a stand. and he also led to do it in a way that would not hurt his chances with congress. for 12 years, congress has been asking fo
for the senate he opposes the idea to bring them to the united states in part because he thinks he is going to make illinois a terror target. i talked to a national security expert who has been in the years. he laughed at that. he said look, are you kidding me. terrorists go for high value targets, big places like new york and washington as we saw on 9/11. they're not going for a town in 500. he laughed and said, are you kidding. that is going to be among the safest places in the world because there is only 500 premium. am i right? >> that was the first thing i thought of. terrorism is about the unexpected. major impacts from this. if there is going to be one safe place in america, it will be that town. >> gregg: congressman brown, it doesn't make sense in many ways? >> you are misconstruing what mark kirk is saying. he is saying it's going to bring terrorist attacks to america, like chicago and new york city. we're going to showcase these people, freedom hating cold-blooded murderers, the worst to the shores of the united states. these aren't criminals, they are enemy combatants. anybody t
. the united states will host the apec summit in hawaii. >>> some guantanamo bay detainees could be transferred to this prison in northern illinois. two obama administration officials tell cnn federal officials will visit the thompson correctional center tomorrow, it's about 150 miles west of chicago. illinois governor pat quinn described the prison as state of the art and virtually empty. the obama administration promised to close guantanamo by january 22nd, but it's having trouble meeting that deadline. >> we now know, after many months in office, that there aren't nations out there who are going to take these 200 or so detainees left if guantanamo so the idea of relocating these prisoners in the united states is a reality that the obama administration is confronting. >> a republican lawmaker from chicago is already saying that would invite terrorist attacks on illinois. an obama administration official says the prison would be even more secure than the nation's only supermax prison. >>> police in north carolina have charged the mother of a missing 5-year-old girl with human trafficking. anto
to the united states is a huge problem for the united states -- and transferring the terrorist suspects. one man is hoping to sell it to uncle sam and revitalize an economically struggling community. >> it is a state-of-the-art facility build about eight years ago. it has thousands of beds. >> fewer than 100 would be occupied by prisoners held at guantanamo, but it could be a tough sell to those who do not want terrorists in their backyards. >> they are going to erect an even more secure perimeter. >> on friday, the justice department announced the most vitoria's prisoner, khalid shaikh mohammed, and others are headed for trial in a new york federal court -- the most notorious prisoner. some say they are just handing him a stage. >> his wish is to be brought to new york, and it really makes no sense to me to be granting his wish. he should be tried in a military tribunal. >> but secretary of state hillary clinton, a new york senator on 9/11, says the trial is not as important as its outcome. >> the most important thing for me is that they pay the ultimate price for what they did to us. >> bringi
for the next five years ache planned runoff elect has been canceled. that could complicate the united states' role in afghanistan. abdullah abdullah dropped out of the base race but the obama administration says it is preparing to work with karzai despite questions about his credibility t could take weeks before the president here decides how many troops to send to afghanistan. >>> the first lady turns h attention to school aged girls in an effort to keep them on track. tenth and eleventh grade gills will go to the white house and take part in educational career development, life skills and also mentoring with women from the east and the west wing. the similar program for high school boys will be launched sometime soon. >>> still ahead, new moves by the government to track the safety of the swine flu vaccine. >> coming up next, the redskins got a break this weekend in not having to play but the fans not giving them a break when it comes to sharing their opinion about what is wrong right now. we'll talk with somebody who gets paid to share his opinion of the skins coming up right after the br
: good morning. yes, had there are deep points of disagreement between the united states and china. both presidents attempted to address critical issues while walking a delicate line. president obama and chinese president president hu engine take you appear ready to take on the big he is problems together. >> we know the relationship goes far beyond any single issue. >> reporter: following hours of talks, both sides stressed the importance of a united front and agreed to combat a host of issues from the economy and climate change -- >> we are creating a joint clean energy research center and have achieved agreements on energy efficiency. >> reporter: -- to nuclear threats from north korea and iran. >> iran has an opportunity to present and demonstrate its peaceful intention, but about it fail, there will be consequences. >> reporter: despite the new pledges of cooperation, it's clear both sides are still divided on several issues that won't be resolved during president obama's first visit. >> our relationship going forward will not be without disagreement or difficulty. >> reporter: that
hurt as bad as you can get. every time it comes to small people in the united states they say they do not have enough money. now they are going to allocate 40,000 more troops with $50 billion of cost? the money is catching fire from flying out of the treasury so quickly. why can we not help our own people? the people that pay the taxes? this is a waste, these men dying for stupidity. host: how closely are the american people starting to link health care legislation with the war in afghanistan? guest: a good question. something that the liberal members are starting to ask about, they are going after this point more precisely, suggesting that the money made in afghanistan, the more made the better. it is a longstanding argument going back to vietnam and even before. i am not sure that there is that much of a direct linkage in the minds of many people. many people still see the afghanistan situation as a response to 9/11, even if it has not been handled particularly well. host: another david is calling, this one is a republican from st. petersburg, florida. caller: the message that needs
for the congress of the united states to take a look at your anti-trust exemption. i think you are an $8 billion organization who has not taken seriously your responsibility to the players. the fact of the matter is, yes, people want to play. the fact of the matter is they are going to be injured. and we know no matter what kind of helmet you build or what kind of equipment you have, it is a dangerous sport, and people are going to be injured. the only question is what are you going to do? are you going to pay for it? are you going to pay the injured players and their families for the injures that they have received in helping you to be a multi-billion-dollar operation? that is the only question. i know that you do everything that you possibly can to hold on to those profits, but i think the responsibility of this congress is to take a look at that anti--trust exemption that you have. in my estimation, take it away. i yield back the balance of my time. >> i thank the gentlewoman for her modest suggestions. [laughter] the chair recognizes howard from north carolina. >> thank you, mr. chairman. wh
tourism to his home state. the united states will host the apec summit in hawaii in 2011. president says he'll explore with the other leaders decked out in flowered shirts and grass skirts. >>> some guantanamo bay detainees could be transferred to this prison in northern illinois. two obama administration officials tell cnn they will visit the thompson correctional center tomorrow, 15 miles west of chicago. illinois governor designed the prison as state-of-the-art and virtually empty. the obama administration promised to close guantanamo by january 22nd, but it's having trouble meeting that deadline. >>> we now know after many months in office that there aren't nations out there who will take the 200 detainees or so left in guantanamo. so the idea of relocating these prisoners in the united states is a reality that the obama administration is confronting. >> a republican lawmaker from chicago is already saying that would invite terrorist attacks on illinois. and obama administration officials said the prison would be even more secure than the nation's only supermax prison. >>> police in
will be devastating to the middle class of the united states and make everyone poorer for it because sooner or later you're going to run out of fish. >> thanks to egberto and garrett for those i-reports. head to ireport.com to weigh in. click the upload now link and you'll have easy instructions there. >>> the army says it needs help from troops and civilians as they investigate the mass shootings at ft. hood. investigators say they're looking for help from anyone who may have left the scene with evidence, specifically if they have vehicles that may have gunshot damage or clothing with gunshot residue on it. 42 people were injured in that shooting at the army post in texas on thursday. an army official says 17 of them and the suspected gunman are still hospitalized. >> all evidence at this point indicates the suspect allegedly acted alone in the actual shootings at the readiness center on 5 november. we have seen no evidence whatsoever to date of any friendly fire occurrences during the gunfight between ft. hood law enforcement and the alleged suspect. >> major nidal malik hasan is not on a ventilat
of the soviet union. from the united states, secretary of state hillary clinton. also french president sarkozy and gordon brown who is the prime minister of great britain. they have set up a long line of oversized dominoes along the route of the wall. and they will be toppled tonight just as the communist states were toppled 20 years ago. i'm tom brokaw, nbc news at the berlin wall. >> the memorials are being held today to remember the 136 people who were killed trying to cross the border. pat? >>> health care reform passed in the house over the weekend, but now it's onto the senate, where some lawmakers are calling it doa, dead on arrival. senate leaders need 60 supporters to prevent a filibuster and to bring a bill to a final vote. democrats may choose to let states opt out of government-based insurance program. the so-called, public option, generated a lot of debate on the sunday morning talk shows. >> 60% of the american public want a public option. >> if the public option plan is in there as a matter of conscience i will not allow this bill to come to a final vote. >> yesterday, president
as it tries to bully the united states into accepting its terms for nuclear negotiation. the country says it could soon build another atomic bomb. we will talk to an expert about what the latest move could mean. and box number three, the last thing heard from three missing college students was that police -- what police called hysterical phone calls. coming up, the latest in the search for the young women and why police are having such a hard time figuring out where to start looking for them. that is all ahead on "studio b." fox news is america's election headquarters. it is the first tuesday after the first monday in the month of october, and that means for many americans, it is election day today, and we have coverage of all of the important going on around the country, three in particular that could affect all of us. first, new york. the race for congressional seats after the republican candidate dropped out and endorsed the democrat. in the new jersey governor's race, an independent candidate throwing democrats and republicans for a loop, and in virginia, and potential ship -- shift i
weeks to points across the united states. though not quite as many trees as in years past. >> our sales are going to be down around 15%. >> blame it on the economy. that cuts down on the number of corner lot days before christmas. but they aren't complaining about that. everyone is affected by the recession, they say. >> the way it is, we're lucky. >> one thing that is hurting, though, is the profit margin. the cost of many essential chemicals and fertilizers tripled last year. growers were told it was because of record fuel prices. those fuel prices did come down. but the prices of the materials did not. >> with the economy as it is, they can't pass on all of the higher costs, they say. just hope they can make up for it in the volume of sales. as for what you will pay for your tree once it gets to your favorite lot, depends on the tree. depends on the lot. but should be about the same as last year. $50, maybe a little more for a six to six and a half footer. as for anything, growers say it's best to shop around. >> among cities cutting their christmas tree budget, chicago officials are
their votes in the united states congress here, they're reflecting the views of their constituents and we've always asked them toñr listen t constituents and make your best judgement on your economy,ç country and community and won elections in this district. some time this agree with the president of president barack obama in the majority and house and some timing they'll disagree and their voters appreciate the fact they're independent members of congress. mostç of the issues we've confronted bring us together. getting economy going again. making sure we have healthcare system that keeps what's best and fixes what's broken. these are issues that at least bring a majority of the cow cause together. there's no doubt there'[ç issue is where we're not as united and those are case is where a member of congress will say to his or her constituents i agree with the president here and not here. >> q as you well know the size f government a big issue in virginia and new jersey and will be an issue in çóç2010. 10 pointçxd 2% likely to be an issue in the terms of re-election. 9 to 10 per
tonight with potential danger for democrats pushing for health care reform in the united states senate. senate democrats scored a major victory saturday night in their vote to allow debate to go forward on health reform. democrats needed every member of their caucus to stay in line, and they did. that, it turns out, was the easy part. the hard part, getting every one of those senators to stay on board to allow the final vote on health care reform. as things stand tonight, that will not happen. tonight, four members of the democratic caucus are pledging to block that final vote if the public option that's in the bill stays in the bill. perhaps as a result tonight, there is growing talk about compromise. this dead lock in the democratic caucus has reportedly led majority party harry reid to begin searching fortwo possible compromise solutions. one is the triggered option offered by senator olympia snowe of maine and the other by democratic senator tom carper of delaware. at this point, the pressure is on harry reid to deliver on the reform that he's been promising. after saturday night's
-presidential spot in the united states, that's the nugget? >> we're talking about and it's the most salacious point. >> that's why i'm suppose today watch? >> why people buy people magazine. >> this is somebody who could be, could be the president of the united states, that's the one thing we're going to latch on to? >> and of course, the lead by johnson and-- >> i'm sure they'll release a lot of stuff. >> maybe i'm crazy. >> sells magazines. all right, in the meantime, could a technicality keep the master mind, the allegedly so-called master mind of 9/11 attacks from facing justice? we're going to have the scoop on that. >> plus, victims of bernie madoff are finally getting a little payback. stay with fox for a fair and balanced coverage of that. you want to buy madoff paraphernalia? ♪ wow, is this... fiber one honey clusters? yes. but it can't have... can't have about half a day's worth of fiber? i assure you it does. i can only taste... only taste the crunchy clusters, honey, and brown sugar. no madam, i don't have esp. (announcer) fiber one. cardboard no. delicious yes. >> i had access that
in the united states. there is the platform the presidential seal will be placed their shortly. the fbi and army and texas rangers continue to gather information on the attack. nidal malik hasan allegedly opened fire with two handgunsri deployment overseas. how will victims are honored today? >> reporter: we'll hear a roll call for victims and president barack obama in his remarks today will honor each victim individually and other speakers today include lieutenant general cone and also general george casey. they'll be speaking. part of this memorial service today if we look inside you can see where the stage is set up. there's a large american flag draped in front of the building. people had been coming in. security is very tight, chuck. they have erected these storage containers around the perimeter of the field so that they can check every person coming in and they describe the security as like when you go through an airport screener. that certainly is at a premium right now even though this is a military installation because the president is here and other top officials are here. they want t
, there is no references to the con fed der rats or southerners, it was an effort god look over the entire united states. there is lines about binding up the wounds of the nation. great effort at healing after this horrific war. ainsley: he thought the country needed thanksgiving. >> thought the country needed it very much. historically, of course, we need thanksgiving in bad times. and we need it to celebrate the things we have in good times. clayton: what do you think he would most want americans to think about this morning if he were president of the united states right now given this turmoil we are currently going through. what sort of things we want americans to think about on this thanksgiving? >> it's interesting you ask that, because it n. his first thanksgiving proclamation just what he said, we are in the middle of this horrific war. in spite of that, we still have so many good things about america and some good things in our lives. i think today president lincoln would think exactly that same thing that we're involved in two wars abroad but still have good times here at home. clayton: he beli
into the united states. >>> maryland will undergo a third round of big budget cuts. there approved $361 million in spending reductions. governor o'malley has cut $1.1 billion from the state's budget in response to declining revenue. they face a budget deficit during the next fiscal year. >>> classrooms in alexandria are about to get more crowded. the number of students is expected to grow by more than 3% next year. they're considering converting computer labs into full-time classrooms. >>> the number of flu cases are going down, at least in maryland. hospitalizations fell to about 80 cases last week compared to 260 cases in mid october. the warmer weather may have helped to reduce the spread of the virus. there are more vaccine clinics in our area today. there's one in landover from 9:00 a.m. until noon and at the district at the kennedy recreation center from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. tonight. >>> some virginia elementary students got to share some gardening tips with michelle obama. mrs. obama and tom vilsack visited holland meadows elementary on wednesday. they toured the garden spot promoting th
detainees to the united states. >>> cashing in on bernie madoff's name. you won't believe how much people are paying for his stuff. >>> thousands of coins on display and for sale here. we'll have details and talk to an artist who paints some of these rare coins. after the break. >>> but first, here are saturday's winning lottery numbers. good luck. for a short time, dunkin' donuts has something the whole gang will love -- six fresh, delicious donuts for just $3. affordable treats to share with friends, family, and co-workers. grab six donuts for only $3 today. america runs on dunkin'. >>> welcome back to eyewitness news sunday morning. it is sunday, november 15th. taking a look at a very nice day at improvement over the last four we have had. rain, rain, and rain. looking at pretty nice conditions today. going up to 70 degrees today, dry conditions, warm breezes across the region. 70 degrees for today actually. a little cooler for tomorrow. but we stay with sunshine pretty much through the week. overnight lows staying down mid to upper 30s. >>> tim, thanks. first turning to the other stor
. >> doubles the united states of america. thank you very much. -- god bless the united states of america. >> more trauma concerning michael jackson's memorial service. one party is saying they are being below the -- bullied into paying costs. investigators found a body of schneider davis. -- of davis. shaniya >> new tonight at 530, the owner of the mall has a lot of debate about a casino at the mall. the city council is set to make a zoning decision next month, but this -- of the store's owner tells them to bring it on. >> simon property group is the indianapolis-based company that owns the randall mills and said they took the unusual step for advocating for one potential tenant to bring slots out publicly for the first time. >> >> greg goodman is president of the company that runs the mall. his first point is that anyone that says a slot for the family nature of the mall, no one has the greater reason to protect what there is now than he does. >> we have a center that is 100% leased with the parking lot filled every weekend. we -- this was very successful. we did not have to do this. af
the united states up as the evil one public hearing the rate -- the run-in people. >> they are doing that anyway is -- evil ones poppets hearing the iranian people -- cut its hearing -- puppetering the iranian people. >> they are doing that anyways. what encouragement they really have? very little. our only hope in the long run is that the youth population, the people that are demonstrating, overthrow their leaders or support a change in leadership. shepard: that is what we were hoping for prior to the invasion of iraq. >> exactly. shepard: i would like to hear from you on this. really. you can go to our web page and put some comments in. very interesting. >> and a dangerous. shepard: thank you. this friday greta van susteren is hosting an amazing hour-long special on the iranian hostage crisis. do you remember it? take a look. >> the fourth of november is when hell broke loose. >> i got the official call. >> i was not on duty. but i was in the building. >> i will never forget, as i walked in and, my walkie-talkie had said recall, meaning to report back immediately. >> i turned tail.
in on the united states. you're going to hear what kind of trouble hurricane ida could be bringing. >>> is there a connection between the fort hood shooting suspect and 9/11 hijackers? no evidence yet but the fbi think there's reason enough to look into that. >>> plus a big question today for the supreme court. what punishment is too harsh for kids who commit crimes? >>> first, though, the u.s. gulf coast is about to get hit by the season's first atlantic hurricane, ida. a category one storm with 90-mile-an-hour winds. it made a mess in nicaragua and is due to make landfall near the alabama-mississippi state line tomorrow. louisiana already declared a state of emergency. >>> is it just me or does it seem like it's a surprise that it's november and we're just now getting our first storm from the atlantic? >> it is kind of odd. less than 5% of all tropical storms or hurricanes happen in the month of november during a season so it's odd but we're breaking the odds. this is updated within the last minute. winds are down to 80 miles per hour. still a hurricane, category 1, but continues
and to vent their hatred toward the united states and israel. but in an ironic twist, the opposition movement are also planning anti-government rallies across the city. defeated presidential candidate karubi joined the crowd, but according to reports he fell to the ground after being overcome by tear gas. witnesses say his supporters carried him to his car, which plainclothes militia attacked as it drove away. the opposition has so far refused to back down. on a day when anti-american sentiment runs high, the opposition was looking for support from president obama. >> obama! obama! >> reporter: chanting "obama, obama, either you're with them or you're with us." opposition has also vowed to convert all future holidays into opportunities for political protests. ali aruzi, nbc news, tehran. >>> when "nightly news" continues on this wednesday evening, great sadness and unanswered questions after three college softball players are found dead. >>> and later, tom brokaw continues his journey along u.s. highway 50 and finds a place including new wood-grilled shrimp with a teriyaki glaze. it's endless
urging abdullah to stay engaged in the national diogue, and she said the united states will support the next afghan president. richard engel, nbc news, kabul. >>> the white house has been waiting a resolution to the afghan election before deciding a new military strategy. let's bring in nbc's mike mckhaira at the white house tonight. will we hear a decision from the president very soon? >> reporter: the president was told and apprised of the situation in afghanistan today enoute to new jersey where he made a campaign swing. he talked to his national security adviser, general jim jones. the first thing you have to know about reaction a lot feel it could have been worst. dr. abdullah did not call for any boycott of the election or protests. in their public statements secretary of state clinton praised abdullah saying that he ran a dignified and constructive campaign. david axelrod said dr dr. abdullah's withdrawal statement was moderate. what we know about the process for a new strategy in afghanistan, the president met on friday with the joint chiefs of staff. it was the seventh meet
tourism to his home state. the united states will host the apec summit in hawaii in 2011. the host gets to dictate what the guests wear. the president says he looks forward to seeing the other leaders decked out. >>> some guantanamo bay detainees could be transferred to this prison in northern illinois. two obama administration official os tell cnn that federal officials will viz that thompson correctional center tomorrow about 150 miles west of chicago. described the president's state of the art and virtually empty. the obama administration promised to close guantanamo by january 22nd, but it's having trouble meeting that deadline. we now know after many months in office that there aren't nations out there going to take these 200 detainees or so left in guantanamo and the idea of relocating these prisoners in the united states is a reality that the oobama administration is confronting. >> a republican lawmaker from chicago is already saying that would invite terrorist attacks on illinois. and obama administration officials say a prison would be even more secure than the nation's only s
're covering, mike, that a lot of the cases throughout the united states. i really do believe that something has to be done at the legislative process that mandates the judges to do something, tying their hands and having to give these people real sentences, because this goes on -- when it goes on for two decades like this and little children continue to become victimized like this in such horrific ways, something has to be done. >> exactly. michelle, do we know -- a lady like this, who, again, we don't know what happened to the 3-year-old, vanished. >> right. >> she was convicted of assault and battery with intent to kill a 6-year-old. was shimon torrid after that, after her 80-day sentence? >> that's one of the questions that i have right now and i'm waiting for investigators to call me back on, the ones in had south carolina, that is. the ones in florida i'm in touch with a lot but i think they're piecing it together. i know there is an investigator who drove down from south carolina and arrived in florida not too long ago to be able to sit down with those investigators and put their note
since barack obama became the 44th president of the united states. he was inaugurated in january. it's our your views question. richelle carey telling us how you've been weighing in and how the president is doing and what races yesterday might tend to say about that. >> with all those races you were just talking about and with the anniversary of barack obama's election to be president, we couldn't ignore the fact that people want to talk politics. some people want to connect dots why some people say there is no connection or some people say there is a connection between what happened yesterday and how they think president barack obama is doing. we put the question out for your topic. president obama did campaign in new jersey. some people say you can't act like there's not a connection. it's so very clear. so we're kind of making this open ended. we want to know how do you think president obama is doing. do you think that your situation personally is better or worse since he's taken office? do you think he's made promises he hasn't kept? do you think there's a connection between what
out their duty to the united states. there were many times, he was e-mailing with a fairly radical cleric. there were signs that this was a big problem. the army, i think being -- not wanting to discriminate in any way against muslims, overcompensated and ignored the very real signals. host: in fact, margaret writes this. imagine this. if major nidal hasan were gay and revealed half as much about his state of mind as he did, he would have been expeled from the military a long time ago. guest: it's just another class of -- political correctness is a huge problem here. i'm glad we're admitting that this crime and these murders had their root in a religion/ideology or a perversion of religion that has become an ideology. he was an islammist and motivated by that. we spent almost four years in the most brutal war in human history. a majority christian country fighting a majority christian country, germany. i have not read of large numbers of soldiers saying i can't kill fellow christians. the idea is absurd. it's a volunteer army. if you join it, you're here to defend the united states
powers and developing nations of the asia pacific. to meet these common challenges, the united states looks to strengthen old alliances and build new partnerships with the nations of this region. >> also while he's in singapore, he'll talk with russia's president about the nuclear agreement which expires next month. >>> increased fighting in afghanistan is hurting morale with u.s. soldiers. in contrast, two battlefield surveys found morale is up among soldiers in iraq because combat there is decreasing. the survey is indicating suicide have jumped across the board. the army is working to get more mental health workers to help soldiers cope with depression. this comes as president obama considers sending more troops to afghanistan. >>> police have arrested a sixth member of a missouri family accused of sexually abusing kids for years. 3 % them wthe en % >>> some strong reactions out there about the decision to bring the 9/11-related trial to new york. attorney general eric holder said yesterday, five suspects with alleged ties to the attacks will be try in a civilian court in manhatta
for pictures with rahm emanuel and the vice president of the united states. >> it's just unbelievable to me. the couple posted pictures of themselves on facebook hanging out with the vice president. and the white house chief of staff rahm emanuel. a woman describing herself as the publicist for this couple says that they were fully cleared to attend the event. oh, honey, we have a lot more to talk about than just that. so who are the salehis? richard lui takes a closer look in about ten minutes. >>> you may be up earlier than normal to do the cooking and baking today. others are up early to stake their place in new york. 31 balloons including snoopy and spongebob square pants have been inflated for the macy's thanksgiving day parade. thousands of people are expected at this morning's parade including santa claus. >>> yesterday you know was a busy travel day but many people avoided the airports. aaa reports air travel could be down by more than 6% this year. check out the crowds at penn station in new york yesterday. many people chose to go by train, be bus or car. apparently because it is c
at home because the united states does not have diplomatic relations with iran, the swiss are acting as go-betweens in this particular case. the last visit was almost a month ago. what have you learned from those visits? >> well, we understand they're in physical good health. but we also are very pained to hear of their isolation and there must be an extremely difficult state of mind they're in because of this isolation. and we are hoping that the iranian authorities will show compassion and release our children as soon as possible. this has gone on way too long. it is just short of four months. i believe it's 117 days. and we cannot imagine why it is such a protracted detention. >> president ahmadinejad was in brazil earlier this week. on monday, he actually talked about this, saying it's up to the courts to decide the fate of your son and his two friends but that he hoped the verdict would be lenient. it's very similar language to that which he used in new york city at the united nations general assembly back in december, yet nothing has happened in terms of their release. do his words g
to the united states. he's accuse of running over his daughter withes i h car because he didn't think she was living according to traditional values. almaleki remains in the hospital in serious condition. >>> what kind of business gets 800% of a mark-up on things it's reselling? a military contractor in iraq does. and as brian todd reports, if someone's being ripped off your money is paying for it. >> reporter: $196.50 for a box of washers that's supposed to cost $1.22. $237 for a vehicle side mirror that you and i should pay less than $15 for. that's how much the inspector-general for iraq's reconstruction says american taxpayers have been overbilled by a contractor that supplies vehicle parts for the iraqi army. >> we are going to work with the army material command, the army contracting command to make sure the money is recouped and that taxpayer interests are cared for. >> reporter: he deals with a company called aecom which provides equipment and logistics reports. four invoices were reviewed a tiny fraction of the total, and the company could have overbilled $4
their operations here in terms of increasing sales back in the united states. >> in beijing today mr. obama meets with chinese president tao. tensions may rise over economic issues. the u.s. is a huge market for china's cheap products. china has largely financed america's deficit, lending hundreds of billions to fund stimulus efforts here. president obama will spend two days in beijing, combating climate change and nuclear programs in iran and north korea top the agenda there. in washington, brook hart, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the parents of a student say their son is in serious physical danger whenever he attends school. not from violence or bully but from perfume. the 14-year-old student in question suffers from severe asthma, which his parents say is triggered by cologne, perfume and screnlted products. they're asking the school board to ban fragrances from school. the school board says they'll most likely consider the matter next month. that brings us to our "watercooler question of the day." should a school system enact a ban on colognes, perfumes and other scented products on school property be
in the united states without insurance. >> it's different economy. different cost structure. it does not in any way affect the standards of quality. >> there can be risks when seeking care abroad so says emery university's dr. john sweeney. >> the issue is follow-up and continuity of care that is going to be difficult to achieve. >> it's important to research the types of certifications both the hospital and the surgeon hold. patients should be prepared to pay out of pocket for complications that may arise when they return home. sweeney does note just because a hospital is outside u.s. borders doesn't mean it's bad. >> we tend to be very close minded and not realized that there's countries outside of the united states that do this as well as we do or better. >> as for sharon, she says all of the travel has been worth the cost savings. >> i work in a hospital institution. this is very well run. >> i'm dr. sanjay gupta. >>> back to our breaking story. a shooting at a high-rise office building in downtown orlando along i-4. eight people have been shot. we just learned that two people are dead. the
of the united states supreme court. the convicted washington, d.c. area sniper, who terrorized that city in the area are around it -- his plea for a stay of execution has been denied by the u.s. supreme court. that suggests that we are perhaps 48 hours away from his execution. there could be some kind of a stay issued by gov. 10 kaine, but he has -- gov. tim kaine, but he has indicated that nothing he has seen indicates that he deserves a state execution. at this point, the execution of the convicted d.c. sniper, who terrorized that city seven years ago, is still on. jane: drug kingpins, human traffickers, and arms smugglers all have one thing in common -- they need to move large sums of money across international borders. william is at lax. >> for every shipment of drugs that comes into the united states, millions of dollars go back to latin america and asia. cash korea's tied it on their body and in their body. coming up. are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your
, that we should bring the prisoners back to a military prison in the united states. they should be tried by military commission and every case to be appealed to the federal civilian system. i believe in transparency, to tell the world that no one is being held without to process, that every detainee will have their day in federal court, but we have to realize we are at war and balance the rights for the detainee against the national security interests of this country. trace: senator graham is a pretty blond guy when it comes to this criticism. >> he says it helps al qaeda recruit and has tremendous propaganda value, but some or all of the 9/11 conspirators may end up in federal court. the senator is taking a stand. >> let me just say, the president, quite frankly, has screwed this up. he announced on the first day of his being inaugurated he is going to close guantanamo bay, and he did not do the hard stuff, and i have been talking with him for months. most americans are worried about what you do with these people. >> the senator says he has yet to see a comprehensive plan from the admin
, i do believe that. >> i would rather her have a talk show rather than vice president of the united states. but i still like her. >> reporter: she was always a draw in the michigan heartland but the mccain/palin ticket fell behind. in going rogue she says, they should make a quick run over the state line to hold a grassroots rally. she said it would be fast, it would be free, it would be maverick-y. the campaign said no, so she promised to return. leaving the door open to politics. >> what do you think of the news week cover? >> i think this is quite cheesy and i never would have posed for news week in shorts. >> john mccain came out swinging said he agrees with steve schmidt. >> i have great respect for john mccain. >> reporter: tonight palin made it clear that if she decides on a political future, she'll be going rogue, taking on the republican establishment. andrea mitchell, nbc news, grand rapids, michigan. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> a heated police shoot-out in cincinnati was captured on camera. an armed suspect fled hi
is under president -- is under pressure from the united states and other countries to end corruption in their government. >>> somali pirates have attacked the maersk alabama but this time the outcome was different. they fired on the ship but private securityuards on board fired back and the pirates fled. in april, they attacked the ship and held its captain hostage until navy seals rescued him. two former maersk crew members and ask them to rename or repaint the ship because they felt it would be attacked again but nothing was done. >>> a college student is dead and her classmate is injured every hunter fired on them. there were collecting frogs in the woods near ferrum college won a hunter said he mistake -- mistook the group as a deer. jessica clark died after she was shot in the chest. a man from mclean was shot in the arm. a third stood was not injured. >> he is a wonderful boy, and it is very sad it happened to him. i'm glad to know he is ok now and i feel very blessed that he was ok. >> the man will require that the physical therapy. a 31-year-old jason cloutier was charged wit
had nothing to do do with the president of the united states. >> reporter: these may be regional races, but they're certain to draw national interest. the party that raks up the most wins tuesday, could carry the most momentum going into next year's midterm elections when the stakes are even higher. so just how high are the stakes in 2010? 37 governorship, more than a third of the at some and every seat in the u.s. house of representatives. michelle? >> all right, whitd johnson in washington, thanks. >>> this morning a man hunt is under way in north carolina and virginia for a suspect wanted for killing pour men. police say mar companies chavez gonzalez is possibly armed with an assault rifle, he's wanted for shooting four men in the parking lot of a television store in mount airy near the virginia border. police say yesterday's shooting was not random. >>> this morning cleveland police are trying to sort out a gruesome discovery at the home of a convicted rapist. the decomposed bodies of six women were discovered at the home of anthony sowell. at least five of the women had been stran
of water over much of the united states,. >> let's take a look at the radar, the heavier just south of the baltimore region but it is beginning to move. so we'll see moderate rain at times. take a look around the area, south of the area to moderate shower activity, just to the south of us with pockets of moderate rain around the city. the heavier however, queens town, over the portions of the bay bridge area, just to the east of annapolis right now, cambridge, down to salisbury, just light, the baltimore region seeing a half inch south of us, as much as an inch and a half of rain has fallenment fallen, take a look at temperatures, cloudy skies, 43 for the temperatures, ocean city, 50, 3000 feet, the mountains seeing a few wet snowflakes. right now, winds coming out of the east, 21 in ocean city, but wind gusts 30-40, offshore, winds of 40-45 miles per hour. these are -- just about you know we're talking tropical storm gale force winds, not that strong, but we'll get breezes tomorrow, 20-25, all because of ida offshore, strengthening off the gulf. and there is a huge pressure matter
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